Family Planning Voices: Iga Paul Jembelyambuzi, Community Mobilizer, Village Health Team, Marie Stopes International/Mubende District, Uganda

Family Planning Voices: A Tribute To World Vasectomy Day

 

Family Planning Voices: Iga Paul Jembelyambuzi, Community Mobilizer, Village Health Team, Marie Stopes International/Mubende District, Uganda

Iga Paul Jembelyambuzi, Community Mobilizer, Village Health Team, Marie Stopes International/Mubende District, Uganda

I have four kids. I believe family planning is a good practice, because I can handle my family well, and I can care for them. I recommend vasectomy—I’ve had one, provided by a Marie Stopes Uganda outreach, and it has allowed me to care for my family.

I try to share information about vasectomy with my community. So far this year, 10 men I’ve talked to have decided to get vasectomies. People have appreciated the option. Even just this month, I expect more people to accept the method. People who are yearning for a vasectomy range from 30 years of age on. They are eager to practice vasectomy.

If we’re going to advocate for people to accept vasectomy, they need to hear from people who have gotten a vasectomy themselves. You can’t come from far away, when you are not practicing that method, and advocate for it. It’s better for a person who has accepted a vasectomy to advocate for it.

Interviewer: Liz Futrell

Photographer: David Alexander

Interpreter: Muyanja Hosea Ssebulime

 

Reference: http://fpvoices.tumblr.com/post/153298674195/iga-paul-jembelyambuzi-community-mobilizer

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